Skip to comments.Mike Bloomberg: I'm Flying To Tel Aviv Tonight Because The FAA Is Stupid
Posted on 07/22/2014 9:14:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Perhaps sensing a leadership vacuum with Mayor de Blasio enjoying la dolce vita overseas, former Mayor Bloomberg is back in the news. With an international message: He's traveling to Israel to blast the FAA's decision to ban flights to Israel.
Earlier today, the FAA announced that flights to and from Tel Aviv would be prohibited for up to 24 hours after reports of a rocket strike landing about a mile from Ben Gurion this morning. Which prompted Bloomberg to plan a trip. He wrote on his website:
This evening I will be flying on El Al to Tel Aviv to show solidarity with the Israeli people and to demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel. Ben Gurion is the best protected airport in the world and El Al flights have been regularly flying in and out of it safely. The flight restrictions are a mistake that hands Hamas an undeserved victory and should be lifted immediately. I strongly urge the FAA to reverse course and permit US airlines to fly to Israel.
El Al is an Israeli carrier, so it's not subject to the FAA's ban.
Back in 2009, Bloomberg said of the situation in the Middle East (which was then a conflict and not yet a terrible crisis), "All Hamas has to do is stop sending rockets over to kill people and agree on the accords that were negotiated earlier and come to an agreement that is verifiable, durable and effective to stop people from being killed." He had his critics.
Yeah, I was thinking about the stopped clock LOL.
There’s a smell to this situation with a big “O” being the source.
As for Bloomberg, the rich liberal crony capitalist, I am with him in spirit tonight.
Bloomberg, you are the sine qua non idiot. Nothing more needs to be said.
He should fly to the Russian / Ukraine border next...
Thank you for posting this article.
“...and effective to stop people from being killed....”
But THAT is not their goal.
You can bet Bloomberg will be on a private jet with an escort flying right along with him...
In his private jet and disembark at general aviation site, not where the people are.
I’ll drink a Big Gulp in his honor.
Geeminy! Embarrassing that it had to be BLOOMBERG of all people to show solidarity on the ground in Israel instead of jocularity from afar. There was a time when Americans crossed the pond to fight along side a friend at war and wore their uniforms.
But, times have changed.
Good for Bloomberg. Stopped clock does work, here.
I hear the south Indian Ocean is nice this time of year...
Maybe he can go there and convince Israeli’s to turn in there guns.
Many homes there have full auto weapons
Bringing his anti-gun crusade to Israel.
At first I thought the airlines were making the right decision(To protect their passengers, no one wants another MH17 to happen) but then I was reading on twitter that there is speculation that Obama and his cronies ordered the FAA to halt all flights to Israel to hurt their economy so that Israel would have no choice but to do a cease fire(Since Israel gets about 13 million people a year in tourism)..I cant believe for once in his miserable life, Bloomberg is doing something that I agree with..but if he thinks for a second that he is going to try that anti gun agenda in Israel, it won’t work..everyone packs in Israel
How can people like Mike Bloomberg, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Anthony Weiner, George Soros, Sarah Silverman and the people described below belong to the same religion?
We Stand With Israel: The Overwhelming Message Around the World
Undeterred by Hamas Rockets, Hundreds of French Jews Immigrate to Israel
I hope Bloomturd is flying to Tel Aviv one-way.
This FAA ban is ridiculous. The FAA did NOT close the route, obviously, El Al is flying from the US. They restricted US pilots, which is highly unusual, and clearly political.
As I recall, sometime around 1990, the IRA landed a mortar round on Heathrow, causing no damage to buildings or aircraft, and Heathrow was not closed, or air traffic restricted.
Wow, for such an IDIOT when it comes to self-defense at home, he sure does understand it well for Israel...
I wonder if he will post his arrival time like Delta does? (Ker-boom?)
Anti-Gunner Michael Bloomberg is 100% Pro-Self Defense
For Israel That Is
July 24 2014
by Dan Cannon
Share This Post
So, Michael Bloomberg decided to ignore the US Governments FAA advisory and fly into Israel yesterday.
Of course, Bloomberg had to take to Twitter to show his support for Israel. His choice of words, as can be seen above, is interesting.
Bloomberg says he is in Israel to support the countrys right to defend itself. However, Bloomberg has made it very clear that he does not support the same right for American citizens.
So, I guess Bloomberg is only pro self defense if youre a government of a nation? Got it.
Do people still take this guy seriously?
For the record, I dont pretend to be any kind of Middle East expert, but I support Israels right to defend itself (as I do with any sovereign nation).
Is the Pope Catholic?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.